Plans have been revealed for a new halal restaurant, snooker hall and Shisha Café in Blackburn.

Q VIP Lounge is set to open in the new year and will be on the site of the former Switch nightclub building based on St Peter Street in Blackburn.

The building near Darwen Street has stood empty since it was run as Code nightclub but closed just 11 days after opening in March.

The venture will create 50 jobs and include a balcony and arcade (no gambling machines) area.

The restaurant and Shisha areas will be on separate floors.

A spokesperson for Q VIP lounge ltd told Asian Image, “We will have private rooms for customers including snooker tables, comfortable seating, ambient lighting, HD TV’s and PlayStation - with all the latest games.

“Some larger (Executive Rooms) will also be available and include more facilities such as extra pool tables and extra TVs.

“Customers can hire out the rooms and enjoy the facilities in the room. Food, drinks, snacks will also be available.”

Developers revealed that the shisha area will hold around fifty people on the balcony overlooking the restaurant. A large prayer room will also be on site for guests.

The restaurant and dessert bar will hold also around fifty people and serve items such as burgers, wraps, paninis and pizza. All items from the restaurant will also be served to the snooker rooms and shisha area. 

The spokesperson added, “We will also have an arcade area, where we will have some latest arcade machines, some pool tables and a latest VR racing experience machine which we will believe will be a great hit to driving fanatics."